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Mamata’s Lenin love stems from BJP fear

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

The very idea that one day West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would publicly stand up for a statue of Lenin that had been installed to commemorate the CPI(M)’s victory in Tripura in 2013 would have seemed quite preposterous until last week. Despite the ‘progressive’ streak in the Congress —...

France pact boosts India’s IOR control

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Vineeta Pandey | NEW DELHI

Taking forward their strategic partnership to new heights, India and France on Saturday signed an agreement to provide reciprocal logistics support to each other’s armed forces. The two nations will not only open their naval and air force bases to warships and aircrafts from each other for docking, refueling, maintenance...

Modi, Macron call for global fight against radicalisation, safe havens

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

As victims of major terror attacks, both India and France on Saturday urged the international community to do more to stem terrorism financing even as the two nations resolved to launch a new cooperation effort to prevent and fight radicalisation, particularly online. In their joint statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and...

India-French club launched in Varanasi

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | PNS | VARANASI

Ahead of the proposed visit by French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, a group of local youths and some French nationals formed a club to work towards improving man-to-man contact between the people of the two countries. The ‘Indo-French Friends Club’ was launched at Assi Ghat...

Left leaves battlefield, calls it BJP war zone

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The CPI(M) on Saturday decided to withdraw its candidate from the March 12 by-election to Charilam Assembly constituency in Tripura after its appeal to postpone the polls was not considered by the Election Commission. The party alleged that the situation has deteriorated in Charilam in the last two days after...

Delhi CM seeks PM, RaGa audience to stop sealing

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In his bid to amicably find a solution to the ongoing sealing drive in the national Capital and provide relief to the devastated trading community, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi seeking their appointments for meeting. This came a...

Passive euthanasia now legal in India

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has paved the way for “passive euthanasia” by allowing withdrawal of life support to a patient if s/he slips into irreversible coma. The doctors treating such a patient will withdraw medical support provided the patient has left behind a “living will” for pulling...

Don threatens ‘reciprocal tax’ on India, China

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

Disregarding warnings, President Donald Trump has signed two proclamations, slapping import duties on steel and aluminium, and held out the possibility of imposing a “reciprocal tax” on countries such as India and China “at some point”. Trump exempted US neighbours Canada and Mexico from his controversial tariffs order in the light...

Visa to Atwal part of Govt outreach to misguided: MEA

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

After maintaining that it was not aware how Canada-based convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal had got a visa to enter India, in a bizarre twist of events the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said Atwal was given a valid visa for entry to India and his entry was...

ED can’t arrest Karti till Mar 20; CBI gets 3 more days of custody

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti got interim protection from Delhi High Court from arrest by Enforcement Directorate till March 20, but the trial court extended his CBI custody by three more days in the INX Media bribery case. In trial court, Karti’s lawyer Abhishek Singhvi on Friday...

Marine Corps Times (ISSN 1522-0869) is a newspaper serving active, reserve and retired United States Marine Corps personnel and their families, providing news, information and analysis as well as community and lifestyle features, educational supplements, and resource guides. It is published 26 times per year.

Marine Corps Times is published by the Sightline Media Group, which is a part of TEGNA Digital, which itself is owned by TEGNA, Inc. The group was called the Army Times Publishing Company until 1997, when it was sold to Gannett and renamed Gannett Government Media.[2] In 2015, it was spun off into one of the digital properties of TEGNA, and renamed Sightline. In March 2016, TEGNA sold Sightline Media Group to Regent, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm controlled by investor Michael Reinstein.[3]


Marine Corps Times traces its roots back to the 1940s, when Army Times, founded by Mel Ryder, had reporters covering the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Army Air Forces. With the creation of the U.S. Air Force in 1947 came the birth of Air Force Times as a separate newspaper. Mr. Ryder began his newspaper career on the staff of Stars and Stripes selling and delivering papers to the troops on the front lines during World War I. In 1921 he joined Willard Kiplinger in forming the newsletter service, the Kiplinger Agency. He sold his interest in the agency in 1933 and began publishing Happy Days, a paper written for members of the Civilian Conservation Corps. His first order was for 400 copies and the first advertiser was GEICO. Next, Ryder started the publication of Army Times. The first issue was published in 1940 and the company was incorporated the same year.[4]

Marine Corps Times writer C. Mark Brinkley was among the first journalists to embed with ground troops in Afghanistan in November 2001 during Operation Swift Freedom, which was the Pentagon's first opportunity to Embed Journalists.[5]Marine Corps Times and Brinkley were also responsible for exposing[6] the fabricated military record claimed by Joshua Adam Garcia, a contestant on Food Network's 2007 season of "The Next Food Network Star," resulting in Garcia's resignation[7] from the cooking competition reality show.

In November 2010, senior writer Dan Lamothe broke the news that the Marine Corps had recommended former Cpl. Dakota Meyer for the Medal of Honor,[8] the nation's highest award for valor, for bravery in Afghanistan in September 2009. Meyer's case was approved in July 2011,[9] making him the first living Marine to receive the medal since the Vietnam War.


In 2005, Marine Corps Times received an Associated Press Managing Editors association Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Public Service[10] in the under-40,000 circulation category for its investigative story on the recall of body armor.

In spring 2011, Lamothe received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's Maj. Megan McClung Award,[11] which honors one journalist annually for dispatch reporting abroad. Lamothe was honored for his work in May and June 2010, when he embedded with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, in Afghanistan's then-violent Marjah district.

In fall 2011, Lamothe and staff photographer Thomas Brown received honorable mention from the Military Reporters and Editors organization for their blogging from the battlefield during the same embedded assignment.[12] They finished behind the New York Times in MRE's online interactive award category.


Current employees include:

  • Tony Lombardo, executive editor
  • Andrew Tilghman, editor
  • Andrea Scott, managing editor
  • Leo Shane III, Capitol Hill bureau chief
  • Tara Copp, Pentagon bureau chief
  • George Altman, associate editor for education, careers & research
  • Jeff Schogol, senior reporter
  • Todd South, reporter

Former notable employees include:

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External links[edit]

  1. ^"Alliance for Audited Media Snapshot Report - 6/30/2013". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^"GANNETT CO INC /DE/ - GCI Annual Report (10-K) STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY". Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  3. ^
  4. ^"Army Times turns 75, still serving those in uniform". Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  5. ^Stanley, Alessandra. (2001-11-28) A NATION CHALLENGED - THE MEDIA - Marines Land in Afghanistan With Panache, Semper Fi and Press Tagging Along. Retrieved on 2014-02-24.
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  7. ^[2]Archived July 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^MCT: Marine Nominated fof[clarification needed] MOH Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^MCT: MOH ApprovedArchived 2011-07-22 at WebCite
  10. ^Fort Lauderdale, Charleston, Marine Corps newspapers exhibit public service - APME - Associated Press Media Editors. APME. Retrieved on 2014-02-24.
  11. ^"Reporter recognized for combat coverage". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  12. ^"Marine Corps Times cited for combat coverage". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 

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